My Mother’s Legacy

The above photo was taken by my mom, whom I lost to breast cancer eight years ago today. She was an artistic person who loved all animals and nature. When she retired and moved from Virginia to Maine, she began taking photos of what she saw, whether it was the lupines in her yard, aContinue reading “My Mother’s Legacy”

Strut Your Stuff

As a birding newbie & very beginner bird photographer, great blue heron (GBH) are a lot of fun to watch and photograph. They are large, easy to find, exotic looking, and can put on quite a good show! Some rules have been broken here… If you want to be a good bird photographer, you don’tContinue reading “Strut Your Stuff”

Hope You Like Hummingbirds

I hope you like hummingbirds, because I sure do…AND I have lots of photos to prove it! I’ve been working on my camera skills by stalking the birds in my backyard all last week. Above is my current fav hummer shot. Pretty sure it is a young one because it’s all fluffed up & notContinue reading “Hope You Like Hummingbirds”

Wood Duck Wednesday

Well, look at this pretty lady! What is it about wood ducks? Is it their dramatic eyes? Their crest? The pretty blue feathers mixed in with the soft browns? While I haven’t spotted the extravagantly colored male, I’ve really learned to appreciate the females this season! I hope you are having a good week focusedContinue reading “Wood Duck Wednesday”

No Such Thing as an Ugly Baby

Do you believe there’s such a thing as an ugly baby? Today, I was with someone who chose another elevator because there was a baby on the first one & she “doesn’t like babies.” Waaa? I am just the opposite–I love ’em! Big, little, fat, scrawny, long, short, quiet or loud… If I could getContinue reading “No Such Thing as an Ugly Baby”

From the Bridge (part two)

Continuing with the baby series, although now we are really getting into juvenile birds. These birds are on their own, but not quite fully with their adult plumage. Last time, I highlighted a juvenile black capped night heron we spotted from a bridge that crosses a marshy part of a lake. At the same time,Continue reading “From the Bridge (part two)”

Bring the Camera Every Time!

When I started to do a series of “baby” posts, I didn’t know how many baby bird photos I had taken and would take! Last week, my walking/hiking/birding buddies and I were on an EXERCISE walk, NOT a birding walk. Recently, I decided to carry my camera on EVERY walk & hike, not just birdingContinue reading “Bring the Camera Every Time!”

Sweet Swallows

Can you stand the cuteness?!? These adorable little tree swallows appear to be getting their courage up to fledge their nest. On the day this photo was taken, there were several bird houses, all bursting with baby bird preciousness–tree swallows and bluebirds. Above, proud parents tending their young. Below, this brave almost-fledgling working on it’sContinue reading “Sweet Swallows”

What the Hawk?!?

Continuing with my baby bird series… Last year, I noticed a hawk family had taken up residence in the woods behind my home. I wasn’t “into” birding at that time, but was certainly interested in this new development. The impact they would have on my feeder birds was of concern as well. At that time,Continue reading “What the Hawk?!?”